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Does folate (folic acid) deficiency anemia affect the brain and nerves?
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Wound care 37 years experience
Folate (folic acid) Deficiency: Folic acid deficiency can cause anemia. It can also cause non-specific behavioral problems and headaches. A deficiency during pregnancy can result in an increased incidence of neural tube defects. These neurological affects, while due to the same deficiency of folate, (folic acid) are not due to the anemia itself.
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